Why Poland Tossed Its President

Inequality weighs heavily on voters' happiness.

And the surprise winner is...

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Why would voters in an economically successful country, where per capita economic output has been rapidly catching up to wealthier neighbors, want to oust their government? In Poland, where a populist opposition candidate has just beaten the incumbent in a presidential election, the answer seems to be that growth is not the indicator people care most about.

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